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Monthly Archive: October 2007

Oct 30 2007

“A Relationship Between Physical Things”: Yet Another Rant On What Consciousness And Selfhood Might Be

“I think the soul is something like a rainbow. It is not a thing in itself, it is a relationship between physical things. The most important of these things is the body, and under all conditions we understand by evidence are possible, the soul dies with the body and sometimes expires before the body.” This …

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Oct 29 2007

The Usefulness of Anger: No. 864,726

In case anyone was still wondering about the usefulness of anger in the atheist movement — or any social movement — I direct you to new blogger Lee of the Stone. Who was inspired to start her blog by my Atheists and Anger post. I got (and am still getting) an awful lot of amazing …

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Oct 28 2007

Carnival of the Godless #78: Haunted House Edition

So you thought you’d take an innocent visit to the Carnival of the Godless? See the godless sights, ride the godless rides, make yourself pleasantly sick on godless cotton candy? Your visit is about to take a ghastly turn. Hand in your tickets, step through these gates, and abandon all hope. You are about to …

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Oct 28 2007

Carnival of the Godless #78: Simple List Format Edition

Hello, and welcome to the Carnival of the Godless #78: Simple List Format Edition. We also have a clever Haunted House themed version of the Carnival, especially for Halloween. But for those of you who don’t like the themed carnivals and just want the damn list of links, here you go.

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Oct 26 2007

A Feminist Pioneer in the Digging Industries: My Past Life Diagnosis

Very silly meme up on Pharyngula, one that tells you who you were in your most recent past life based on the day you were born. Several of the Pharyngula commenters got to be prostitutes born in 750, but I got stuck with this: I don’t know how you feel about it, but you were …

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Oct 25 2007

Shameless Blogger Self-Promotion Day!

I’m going to be spending most of my blogging time for the next couple of days frantically getting the Carnival of the Godless ready. I’ll have time for a cat blog, maybe, and that’s probably about it until Sunday when I’m hosting the Carnival. (If you want to submit a godless blog post, you have …

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Oct 25 2007

Blog Carnivals: Liberals, Feminists, and Skeptics

Carnival time! Carnival of the Liberals #50 is up at That Is So Queer. Faith has done a lovely Edgar Allen Poe theme for this Carnival. And I’m extra excited this time: Carnival of the Liberals is a selective carnival, they only pick the ten best submissions for each roundup… and this time I have …

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Oct 24 2007

Not Going There

Please note: This piece discusses my personal sex life, and my personal sexual tastes and fantasies, in a fair amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that, please don’t. We’re having some good conversations about the meaning of death in a godless world, and, far more importantly, the sexual …

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Oct 23 2007

Dumbledore Is Gay: Good Guys and Literary Closets

Every single person I have ever met in my life has sent me this piece of news. I wonder why. The news: J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books (yes, I’m a fan, suck it up), announced recently that the headmaster character, Dumbledore, is gay. It came up at a recent reading at Carnegie …

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Oct 21 2007

The Meaning of Death: Part One of Many

We talk a lot about the meaning of life. I want to talk for a bit about the meaning of death. In the most straightforward literal sense, when you don’t believe in God or an afterlife, there is no meaning of death. Not in any external, objective sense. In the godless universe, death just happens. …

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